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New author 'uncomfortable' with JK Rowling comparison

17 October 2013 Last updated at 06:26 BST

New author Samantha Shannon says she is "uncomfortable" with the comparisons of her new book The Bone Season and JK Rowling's Harry Potter series.

Shannon says being compared to her is "overwhelming".

The 21-year-old has signed a deal to produce seven books in the series and has already sold the film rights to a company run by actor Andy Serkis.

She was talking to Newsbeat's entertainment reporter Chi Chi Izundu and Sophie Miller.

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